NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Delivery: Fuel Pump Problems

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,804 miles

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero fuel system problems

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 122006

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Car turns over but will not start. It has left me stranded 3 times so far. I have spend over a thousand dollars on parts alone, and now it is in the shop for I new fuel pump.(another $450) I have read many reports of the something happening to other people and no recall. It would really help to have a recall to save people their hard earn money on a problem that should have been fixed before the car was sold. I have been late to work many times, had to catch buses, and walk many miles because of this car. I have paid over $300 on rides to and from work just so I can pay for parts for the car to only run for a week. So please can you have a recall issued so me and countless other can have the good running car we all pay for in the first place. Thank you jarvis joyner.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #7

Oct 142006

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,900 miles
No events led to the failure. The fuel pump failed for no reason whatsoever. The car would crank, but it would not start. The fuel pump was replaced by an independent mechanic because the car was no longer under warranty.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #6

Aug 022006

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle's ignition would not start. The security light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was towed to the dealership and the fuel pump was replaced. The problem reoccurred three weeks later and the vehicle was towed to the dealership who determined the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The problem reoccurred three weeks later and the dealership replaced the ignition switch.

- Blenheim, SC, USA

problem #5

Aug 062005

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


2001 Alero (2 dr. Coupe) I have been on several sites and am finding many Alero owners having the same problems that I have encountered over the last couple of years. Fuel pump, wheel hub assemblies, intake manifold gaskets, power window failure(grinding/breaking clips/regulators), serv engine and traction control lights constantly on, electrical problems, brake problems etc. It is my belief that olds knew they weren't making this car anymore, and sent a sub-par product out into the market "hoping" to get away with as few recalls as possible. I have numerous complaints filed with olds and General Motors. General Motors has gone way out and offered me a $500 certificate towards the purchase of a new vehicle. Give me one reason I should go through another nightmare like this one. Recalls have never been issued on any of these complaints because it would probably cost millions of dollars for them to fix the problems. I constantly wait to see if any class action suits involving these vehicles occurs as I will be one of the first to jump in. What's the saying..."if it looks like dog crap and smells like dog crap don't step in it, it's probably dog crap". there's a defined problem with these vehicles and GM should be taking responsibility for them.

- Wheaton, IL, USA

problem #4

Jul 112005

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Oldsmobile Alero. While driving at 65 mph in 5 pm traffic, the car engine shut off and coasted from the left lane to the emergency lane. It was then towed to an Oldsmobile dealership; who said that the fuel pump was the problem for a second time. This car has had many problems. Sometime the car will not crank at all. It also has a leak in the passenger side floor when it rains. The consumer heard about the Volvo problems and the same thing is happening to this vehicle. The engine had only shut off one time. This happened around July 11, 2005. No injuries fires no crash reported. The fuel pump had been replaced 3 times. The fuel pump had an internal short. The vehicle would have to be placed in neutral, would start then die. The ignition switch was replaced. The fuel gauge would fall to empty, and the fuel light would come on. The vehicle would crank but not start.

- Elgin , SC, USA

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problem #3

Jan 052004


  • 54,530 miles
The vehicle stalled while driving. The dealership's mechanic indicated that the fuel pump failed. The problem has not been resolve.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 102003

Alero 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
2001 olds Alero refused to start. First time it happened was in July when it turned 60,000 miles. Had to have car towed and repair shop said it was a fuel filter. This time it refused to start and had to get a rental car to get home to child. Car had to be towed to dealer and they think it is fuel pump but can't find anything wrong with it. They are trying to find a wire that may be broken. Cost to me is all out of pocket because it was a used car. Mileage is now at 74,000.

- Bedford, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 102003

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My car refused to start or died while on the fwy on more than one occasion. Everything worked (lights, radio), but the engine wouldn't "turn over." Ck engine light on- tow-truck driver couldn't start. Towed to dealer. GM service could never figure out the problem- mulitple electrical problems- put through diagnostic tests-computer module replaced and deterrent module needs replacing- car "thinks" its being stolen, so it cuts off the fuel pump. (2)signal lights and emergency signal some times stop working. Dealer always unable to figure out how to permanently fix the defect. Cost between extended warranty and my pocket 13K plus. Finally fed up with GM-the dealer-inability to fix the problems X 1.5 years traded the car in. Will never by a GM product!

- Palmdale, CA, USA

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